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small piece 07 by agnes-cecile small piece 07 by agnes-cecile

small piece 07
watercolor and pen on watercolor paper
13cm x 14,5cm

part of Small Pieces, a series of 51 paintings made for a special project in collaboration with my musician; 
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This work is a great example of how less is sometimes more. There is so much raw emotion in the pose and colouring of the person that no background or fine details become necessary. The colours are nearly monochromatic--simply shades of blue-gray-purple that seem to melt into one another, yet somehow still manage to define specific areas of shadow. Expert use of negative space. I'm a little put off by the still-visible pencil lines on the arms, but at the same time, it does add a nice sketchy vibe to the piece (so I suppose it's more a matter of opinion). Excellent work!
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This is beautiful, I love it!! I really like your work with the different tools and all together it it very nice! I cannot explain why I like it... Maybe because out eyes decieve us? The colour choice seems really happy and then you look at it and it's this sad little thing. I guess it also reminds me of myself in a way? On the outside I look so happy, but then deep down I'm crying through my smile. This picture is just so well done and well thought out.

Wow.. ran out of words... So...
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nuranissaeka Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Wow.. beautiful
arianadawson Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
xoxjenna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this! Looks really good :) Maybe u can check out my work xo
MeeehDraaws Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
wow.... Amazing, Beautiful! 
julesxoxoxo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
very nice
Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnolia-Elv Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! awesome!
lMGOD Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
this doesn't deserve 1k likes no offence
ElodieAmandineB Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
great work
ChrisIwanski Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. 
L-u-n-e Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous and emotional, I love it!
L4p1n0u Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, even the use of this paint increase the effect of tears. Simple and beautiful
Jetblank Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece, I really like how you shadowed her hands in this piece. Your use of negative soace is very nice. I think that sometimes less can be so much more in art pieces. I try to keep that in mind when I'm working so I don't agonize over details. 
DaGaoPump Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Simple, but very beautiful. c:
Pencilscrack Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous *-*
NdrN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
gadiedwards Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016   Artist
Your simple pieces are just as effective as your others, amazing
HellIsParadise Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I am writing a story and I would like to know if I can use this illustration in it.
Overrated-Relish Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Amazing. I know doing watercolor on a small scale is hard (watercolor is hard in general), but this looks awesome. I love the messy simplicity of it. :)
Favena Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
simple but its impact is really strong.
AmberArt212 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sadman18shakib Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
very nice
heromomo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
well done
simplisticallista Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your general style, but this looks more like a WIP than a finished painting. I get that some artists have styles where they don't have lines separating the colors, but in that case, the colors will have to be distinct and filled out enough to distinguish a sure figure of a person. Watercolor paints can be extremely hard to control, so I would suggest acrylic or oil paints if you go with no lines. If you prefer working with watercolor, I'd suggest adding in lines after painting.
nyrrus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I think that even with it's simplicity, she intentionally created a beautiful minimalist effect without the use of line work.
therogueone Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
With all due respect, agnes-cecile has been working successfully in watercolor for a long time. Please look through her gallery if you have a few minutes. You're in for a treat!

I personally love the use of negative space in this work. I'm studying watercolor myself and have just come across mention of this technique.
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything is in pieces.
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